From the Land Bank’s Page for the Preserve: Here is the classic sandplain grassland habitat, whose survival in this location was just a matter of good fortune: the land was used for decades as a grass-strip airport and the regular mowing and rolling that accompanied that use prevented the land’s succession into woodland. As a result, unusual wildflowers and grasses (bushy rockrose, purple needlegrass, sandplain blue-eyed grass, among others) flourish in this uncommon habitat. A portion of the property continues to be used as an airstrip but landings are few. Pilots are welcome to land here but must receive in advance a permission-to-land slip; details may be obtained by telephoning the Land Bank office.